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Program for Case Managers Helps Patients Transition from Hospital to Home

June 1, 2016

Varnum personal injury attorneys, along with representatives from Advent Home Medical and Care Plus TLC, will present a program for case managers on transitioning catastrophically-injured patients from hospital to home. The program will be held Thursday June 9 at Varnum's Grand Rapids' office. 

Designed for case managers, the program will provide insight on issues involved in performing a smooth transition of a catastrophically-injured patient with co-morbidities (including respiratory insufficiencies) from the medical care environment to home. The program will cover:

  • Methodology of performing a smooth transition of catastrophically-injured patient from hospital to home
  • Outcomes and recovery value of professional attendant care services vs. using a family/friend caregiver
  • Proper documentary support for therapy, treatment, and behavioral modification

The program has been approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification for one CE contact hour for CCM® board certified case managers. 

Varnum attorneys Steve Weston and Debbie Palmer will be among the presenters.

Weston has over 28 years of experience representing people who suffer from serious injuries. He has committed an extensive portion of his practice to the study and understanding of traumatic brain injury and the unique areas of law pertaining to the needs of survivors of TBI, as well as advocating for the special needs of burn survivors. He has worked to advance the cause and protection of persons with disabilities and serious injuries through service as a member of the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of Michigan and the Board of Directors for the Disability Resource Center of Southwestern Michigan.

Palmer has worked in the area of personal injury for over 15 years. She is experienced in complicated automobile negligence and trucking accident cases, while also being part of Varnum's litigation team for traumatic brain injury, burn injury, spinal cord injury, general negligence and wrongful death litigation matters. She also provides advice and assistance to help clients pursue disability benefits.

Other presenters in addition to Varnum attorneys include:

  • Cindy Mosher, Chief Operations Officer for Care Plus TLC. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Case Management Society of America (CMSA).
  • Dr. Gilbert L. Mosher, DO, FACEP, co-founder and CEO for Care Plus TLC. He is board certified in emergency medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
  • Brandi Jo Szabo, A.S., RRT, LRT, Grand Rapids branch manager for Advent Home Medical. She is a Registered Licensed Respiratory Therapist with years of pediatric and adult home ventilator experience.
  • Peter Primak, B.A.S., CRT, LRT, representative for Advent Home Medical, whose proficiencies include home ventilator care, high frequency check wall oscillation and non-invasive ventilation.
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